1 / 13The first iteration of Hotwired from 1994, meant to embrace the constraints of the web.So what’s going on with that site this morning, you may be asking? Well, the times have changed and we’ve changed again too. More specifically, we’ve changed 92 things according to our tracking sheet: We’re emphasizing authors more; the body copy is wider; the whole thing loads quite a bit faster; we’re ADA compliant. The fonts are also simpler to scan, and navigation is cleaner. (Ralph Nader will, we hope, be happy.) To put it another way: We want the damn thing to be easier to read.
We’ve also integrated with the content management system used by the rest of our parent company, Condé Nast, meaning that we’ll be able to fix things faster. Most important, our digital business now depends more on subscriptions and less on banner ads. So we’ve made it easier to subscribe . That should allow WIRED to continue to thrive and evolve for many years, redesigns, and rogue back-room operations to come.
Today's Cartoon: August 19, 2019
Please poke around on the new site, and if there are improvements you’d like to see (or elements you miss), you can let me know here.
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